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Curriculum Transparency: A Must for Effective Parent-Teacher Relationships

Curriculum Transparency: A Must for Effective Parent-Teacher Relationships

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Due to extended periods of virtual learning, heightened social tensions, and extensive media coverage of a variety of hot-button issues, parents have taken a keener interest in the business of their children’s education than at any other time in recent memory.

Parents have demanded more access to information regarding which curricula schools adopt, which educational materials are utilized in the classroom, and how educators are trained to handle difficult or controversial subjects. The ever-increasing use of digital materials—often locked behind portals and passwords—has led to new sources of friction and technological hurdles for families to overcome as they strive to be more involved in their children’s education.

Curriculum Transparency: A Must for Effective Parent-Teacher Partnerships examines the issue of curriculum transparency in Colorado through several lenses, including how Colorado’s current laws and local policies could be strengthened to equip parents with the information they need to make good educational choices and act as full partners in their children’s education.